Record-breaking number of entries
This year's Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition has received a record-breaking number of meaty entries from local butchers and producers eager to impress.
An impressive 46 butchers have entered 261 products across 12 categories. Entry forms have been received for the categories including Traditional Pork Sausage, Speciality Sausage, Hot-eating Pie, Cold-eating Pie, Black Pudding, Pork Pie, Charcuterie and Young Sausage Maker.
The entries will go infront of an expert panel of judges at Eastleigh College on the 14th and 15th February. The catering students at the college will be helping with the running of the competition. The winners will be announced at the awards evening on 1st March.
The event is organised by Hampshire Fare and sponsored by AHDB, Lucas Ingredients, Dalziel, Santa Maria, Rational and Mozzo. Learn more about the event's sponsors and why they are proud to support this year's competition.
"AHDB Pork work on behalf of British pig farmers to champion the promotion, sales and consumption of British pork. AHDB Pork are pleased to support The Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition 2018 as headline sponsors. We are excited to be using their expertise to judge this annual meaty contest which celebrates Hampshire’s most talented butchers."
"Lucas Ingredients are once again proud to Sponsor The Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition for 2018. We believe that this competition gives the butchers and farm shops of Hampshire a great opportunity to showcase their artisan skills to produce the excellent products they can offer today's discerning consumers."
"At Santa Maria Foodservice we believe in the love of spice and we want chefs to love spices as much as we do. We are determined to spread the love and show that caring about provenance shouldn’t stop at meat, fish, fruit and veg. Our challenge to you…show you care about the provenance of the herbs and spices you are using for your sausages, pies and charcuterie!"
The Dalziel group serves the meat processing and retail butchery industry. Their product range includes meat seasoning blends and ingredients for food processors, frozen and chilled meat, a full range of supplies for butchers, crumb and battering systems, plastic casings for cooked meat applications and industrial food machinery.
"In 2005 Grant Lang created the world’s first solar and wind powered art covered coffee cart. It was from this small yet remarkable cart that the Mozzo Coffee adventure began...From our home at Mozzo World (The Roastery) in the heart of Southampton, we small batch roast a series of Espresso and Filter blends using some of the finest coffees available before sharing them with leading hospitality venues and businesses across Hampshire and the UK. Knowing the high calibre of produce throughout our extraordinary county, we are delighted to support fellow local producers in The Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition 2018 and wish all entrants the best of luck!"
"It all began with the idea of combining steam and convection cooking into a single appliance. In 1976, we developed our first combi-steamer and have since been constantly working on continuously improving it. Yet our company has never just been content with being a mechanical engineer. We see ourselves as an innovative solutions provider. Above all else, our utmost priority is to satisfy our customers. With over 750,000 RATIONAL appliances on the market, our appliances have become a standard in professional kitchens all over the world."
Students from the college's hospitality and catering courses will be assisting the judges at the competition. Eastleigh College is a well established training provider with experience of delivering a range of technical and professional courses for school leavers, adults and employers. All of our courses have been developed with the industry in mind, to ensure their students are best equipped for progression into, or further progression within the industry.